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5 Ways To Teach Emotional Autonomy To Your Kids

March 19, 2014

We all want to raise children that can navigate their emotions successfully in life right? I call this emotional autonomy. The feeling or sense of being in charge of our thoughts and emotions instead of our thoughts and emotions being in charge of us. For me, I feel that if my children are equipped with the basis of understanding their own emotions and the emotions of others from a place of depth and insight, this will drastically…

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30 Day Mommy Challenge

January 4, 2012

We are two days in to 2012, how do you feel? Have you set some resolutions for the new year? Are you excited and hopeful about your potential to become MORE of what makes you JOYFUL and uniquely, fabulously you? Or are you pessimistic about your potential for positive change, “been there done that and change is hard!” If you are like most moms, being a more joyful, confident, in charge, proud mamma is on the top…

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Where is Your Seat of Power, Mom?

December 19, 2011

Many parents ask me for tips on how to influence good behavior in their children. I talk, as you know, a lot about the impact we have on our kids…that how we show up matters and how we show up influences the behavior of our children and the world around us. If mama is irritated, cranky, feeling bad about herself it WILL influence the dynamics of the family – there is no doubt. And the reverse is of course…

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The Guilt Trip

December 12, 2011

I got a great question from Deanna recently: “When I do ‘loose it’ and let the kids get to me how do I get back to a joyful state and not live in the guilt trip?” So, in the past months, I have talked a ton about ways to prevent, cope and deal with anger and irritation as a mom. For more blog posts on this issue see these collection of post – Anger Management for Moms on TJM blog.…

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Stress and It’s Impact on Our Children

December 7, 2011

Did you know: Mental health problems affect one in every five young people at any given time. (Department of Health & Human Services) As many as 1 in 10 young people may have an anxiety disorder (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). Studies suggest that children or adolescents are more likely to have an anxiety disorder if their parents have anxiety disorders (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services). As many as 1 in 10 children…

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